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An American Suffragette   By: (1858-1920)

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An American Suffragette by Isaac Newton Stevens explores the captivating history of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. This comprehensive and enlightening book delves deep into the struggles and triumphs of the suffragettes, shedding light on their incredible determination and unwavering commitment to achieving gender equality.

One of the standout features of this book is the meticulous research conducted by Isaac Newton Stevens. He leaves no stone unturned in his investigation of the suffragette movement, providing readers with a wealth of knowledge and a thorough understanding of the historical context. Stevens effortlessly incorporates primary sources, such as letters, diaries, and newspaper articles, which helps to bring the suffragettes' stories to life.

The author skillfully presents a well-structured narrative, enabling readers to follow the suffragettes' journey from the early years of the movement to the significant milestones that ultimately led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Stevens offers a balanced view of the movement, giving voice to both the suffragettes and their opponents. This approach allows readers to fully grasp the complexity of the suffrage struggle, while also appreciating the immense courage and determination of the pioneering women who fought for their rights.

Moreover, An American Suffragette does an excellent job of highlighting the diverse range of women involved in the movement. Stevens goes beyond the well-known figures like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, introducing readers to lesser-known suffragettes who played crucial roles in the fight for equality. By giving these women the recognition they deserve, the book paints a more comprehensive picture of the suffrage movement and ensures that their contributions are not forgotten.

In addition to recounting historical events, Stevens also delves into the personal lives and experiences of the suffragettes. Through his vivid descriptions and compelling storytelling, he invites readers to empathize with the struggles these women faced both on the front lines of their fight for suffrage and in their personal lives. These intimate glimpses into their lives add depth to the narrative and further humanize the suffragettes, making their achievements even more remarkable.

While the book is undoubtedly informative and engaging, some readers may find the writing style to be occasionally dense and scholarly. Stevens' attention to detail and extensive use of historical references may be overwhelming for readers seeking a lighter read. However, for those who are genuinely interested in delving into the intricacies of the suffragette movement, this meticulous approach will be greatly appreciated.

Overall, An American Suffragette by Isaac Newton Stevens is an essential read for anyone passionate about learning about the women’s suffrage movement. It is a testament to the strength, courage, and resilience of the suffragettes who fought tirelessly for a more inclusive and just society. Stevens' dedication to preserving and sharing their stories shines through in this well-researched and thought-provoking book.

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Author of "The Liberators," "Popular Government Essays," etc.

New York William Rickey & Company 1911

Copyright, 1911, by William Rickey & Company

Registered at Stationers' Hall, London (All Rights Reserved)

Printed in the United States of America



To those noble and courageous women of England and America who are trying to demonstrate to the world that Civilization cannot reach the supreme heights of progress without giving freedom to the mental, spiritual and physical energies of women, and that government will always lack a vital element in its functions, so long as women are deprived of equal participation in its operations THIS BOOK IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED BY THE AUTHOR.

"But life shall on and upward go; Th' eternal step of Progress beats To that great anthem, calm and slow, Which God repeats."




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